Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
COVID-19 In March 2020, a global pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization related to the rapidly growing outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”). In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, authorities around the world implemented numerous measures to contain the virus, such as travel bans and restrictions, quarantines, "stay-at-home" or "shelter-in-place" orders and business shutdowns. Many jurisdictions in which we operate required mandatory store closures or imposed capacity limitations and other restrictions affecting our operations. As a result, during March 2020, we temporarily closed all of our Entertainment Golf venues and substantially all of our Traditional Golf courses and furloughed a substantial majority of our employees. In response to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we took several actions after we suspended operations to preserve our liquidity position and prepare for multiple contingencies.

Following the temporary closure of our venues in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, three of our four Drive Shack Entertainment Golf venues and all of our Traditional Golf properties were reopened by the end of the second quarter, subject to locally mandated capacity limitations and operational restrictions. Our Entertainment Golf venue in Orlando, Florida re-opened in December 2020. Restrictions on large group gatherings remain in effect in the majority of the jurisdictions in which we operate, which has resulted in the postponement or cancellation of the substantial majority of events, banquets, and other large group gatherings.

The extended length of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related government response have caused, and are continuing to cause, prolonged periods of various operational restrictions and capacity limitations impacting our business operations. In addition, the duration and intensity of the pandemic may result in changes in customer behaviors or preferences. These may lead to increased asset recovery and valuation risks, such as impairment of long-lived and other assets. The extent to which COVID-19 ultimately impacts our business will depend on future developments, which remain highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including additional actions taken by various governmental bodies and private enterprises to contain COVID-19 or mitigate its impact, among others. The Company currently expects these developments to have a material adverse impact on its revenues, results of operations and cash flows in future periods.

Basis of Presentation The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial reporting and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, have been condensed or omitted. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows have been included and are of a normal and recurring nature. The operating results presented for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any other interim period or for the entire year. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 16, 2021. Capitalized terms used herein, and not otherwise defined, are defined in the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2020. There have been no
significant changes to our critical accounting policies as disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

The Company’s significant accounting policies for these financial statements as of March 31, 2021 are summarized below and should be read in conjunction with the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies detailed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Use of Estimates – Our estimates are based on information available to management at the time of preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements, including the result of historical analysis, our understanding and experience of the Company’s operations, our knowledge of the industry and market-participant data available to us. Actual results have historically been in line with management’s estimates and judgments used in applying each of the accounting policies and management periodically re-evaluates accounting estimates and assumptions. Actual results could differ from these estimates and materially impact our Consolidated Financial Statements. However, the Company does not expect our assessments and assumptions to materially change in the future.

Real Estate, Held-for-Sale Long-lived assets to be disposed of by sale, which meet certain criteria, are reclassified to real estate held-for-sale and measured at the lower of their carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell. The Company suspends depreciation and amortization for assets held-for-sale. Subsequent changes to the estimated fair value less costs to sell could impact the measurement of assets held-for-sale. Decreases below carrying value are recognized as an impairment loss and recorded in "Loss on lease terminations and impairment" on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. To the extent the fair value increases, any previously reported impairment is reversed to the extent of the impairment taken.

On March 7, 2018, the Company announced it was actively pursuing the sale of 26 owned Traditional Golf properties in order to generate capital for reinvestment in the Entertainment Golf business. On October 16, 2020, the Company completed the sale of that remaining held-for-sale Traditional Golf property for a sale price of $34.5 million and received net cash proceeds of approximately $33.6 million. As of March 31, 2021, the Company does not have any properties classified as held-for-sale.

Leasing Arrangements The Company evaluates at lease inception whether an arrangement is or contains a lease by providing the Company with the right to control an asset. Operating leases are accounted for on balance sheet with the Right of Use (“ROU”) assets and lease liabilities recognized in "Operating lease right-of-use assets," "Other current liabilities" and "Operating lease liabilities - noncurrent" in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Finance lease ROU assets, current lease liabilities and noncurrent lease liabilities are recognized in "Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation," and "Obligations under finance leases" and "Credit facilities and obligations under finance leases - noncurrent" in the Consolidated Balance Sheets, respectively.

All lease liabilities are measured at the present value of the associated payments, discounted using the Company’s incremental borrowing rate determined using a portfolio approach based on the rate of interest that the Company would pay to borrow an amount equal to the lease payments for a similar term and in a similar economic environment on a collateralized basis. ROU assets, for both operating and finance leases, are initially measured based on the lease liability, adjusted for initial direct costs, prepaid rent, and lease incentives received. Operating leases are subsequently amortized into lease cost on a straight-line basis. Depreciation of the finance lease ROU assets is subsequently calculated using the straight-line method over the shorter of the estimated useful lives or the expected lease terms and recorded in "Depreciation and amortization" on the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

In addition to the fixed minimum payments required under the lease arrangements, certain leases require variable lease payments, which are payment of the excess of various percentages of gross revenue or net operating income over the minimum rental payments as well as payment of taxes assessed against the leased property. The leases generally also require the payment for the cost of insurance and maintenance. Variable lease payments are recognized when the associated activity occurs and contingency is resolved.

The Company has elected to combine lease and non-lease components for all lease contracts.

Other Investments The Company owns an approximately 22% economic interest in a limited liability company which owns preferred equity in a commercial real estate project. The Company accounts for this investment as an equity method investment. The Company evaluates its equity method investment for other-than-temporary impairment whenever events or changes in
circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the investment might not be recoverable. The evaluation of recoverability is based on management’s assessment of the financial condition and near-term prospects of the commercial real estate project, the length of time and the extent to which the market value of the investment has been less than cost, availability and cost of financing, demand for space, competition for tenants, changes in market rental rates, and operating results. As these factors are difficult to predict and are subject to future events that may alter management’s assumptions, the values estimated by management in its recoverability analyses may not be realized, and actual losses or impairment may be realized in the future. As the fair value inputs utilized are unobservable, the Company determined that the significant inputs used to value this real estate investment fall within Level 3 for fair value reporting.

The operations and ongoing construction at the commercial real estate project halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March 2020 and the Company recorded an other-than-temporary impairment charge of $24.7 million during the three months ended June 30, 2020. The other-than-temporary impairment charge was recorded in "Other income (loss), net" on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. The property reopened to the public with additional entertainment venues and retail shops in October 2020 while following COVID-19 related operational restrictions and capacity limitations, and implementing social distancing measures. However, the ability of the commercial real estate project to obtain additional funding to complete the construction and attain the financial results needed to recover any of our investment remains highly uncertain. The carrying value of the investment was zero as of both March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020.

Impairment of Long-lived Assets The Company periodically reviews the carrying amounts of its long-lived assets, including real estate held-for-use and held-for-sale, as well as finite-lived intangible assets and right-of-use assets, to determine whether current events or circumstances indicate that such carrying amounts may not be recoverable. The assessment of recoverability is based on management’s estimates by comparing the sum of the estimated undiscounted cash flows generated by the underlying asset, or other appropriate grouping of assets, to its carrying value to determine whether an impairment existed at its lowest level of identifiable cash flows. If the carrying amount is greater than the expected undiscounted cash flows, the asset is considered impaired and an impairment is recognized to the extent the carrying value of such asset exceeds its fair value. The Company generally measures fair value by considering sale prices for similar assets or by discounting estimated future cash flows using an appropriate discount rate.

Other Current Assets

The following table summarizes the Company's other current assets:
March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
Managed property receivables $ 4,638  $ 3,236 
Prepaid expenses 3,048  3,158 
Deposits 1,223  767 
Inventory 2,012  1,950 
Miscellaneous current assets, net 6,833  5,299 
Other current assets $ 17,754  $ 14,410 
Other Assets

The following table summarizes the Company's other assets:
March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
Prepaid expenses $ 701  $ 2,154 
Deposits 3,908  2,504 
Miscellaneous assets, net 1,984  2,107 
Other assets $ 6,593  $ 6,765 
Other Current Liabilities

The following table summarizes the Company's other current liabilities:
March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
Operating lease liabilities $ 19,062  $ 19,894 
Accrued rent 3,122  4,318 
Dividends payable 930  — 
Miscellaneous current liabilities 4,390  4,005 
Other current liabilities $ 27,504  $ 28,217 

Membership Deposit Liabilities - Private country club members in our Traditional Golf business generally pay an advance initiation fee deposit upon their acceptance as members to their respective country clubs. Initiation fee deposits are refundable 30 years after the date of acceptance as a member. The difference between the initiation fee deposit paid by the member and the present value of the refund obligation is deferred and recognized into Golf operations revenue in the Consolidated Statements of Operations on a straight-line basis over the expected life of an active membership, which is estimated to be seven years. The present value of the refund obligation is recorded as a membership deposit liability in the Consolidated Balance Sheets and accretes over a 30-year nonrefundable term using the effective interest method. This accretion is recorded as interest expense in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Other Income (Loss), Net — These items are comprised of the following:
  Three Months Ended March 31,
  2021 2020
Collateral management fee income, net $ 56  $ 72 
Equity in earnings, net of impairment from equity method investments —  344 
Gain (loss) on sale of long-lived assets and intangibles (15) 48 
Other loss (102) (97)
Other income (loss), net $ (61) $ 367 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. The standard removes certain exceptions for investments, intraperiod allocations and interim tax calculations and adds guidance to reduce complexity in accounting for income taxes. The effective date of the standard is for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2020, with early adoption permitted. The various amendments in the standard are applied on a retrospective basis, modified retrospective basis and prospective basis, depending on the amendment. The Company adopted ASU 2019-12 as of the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021. The adoption of ASU 2019-12 had no material impact on the Company's financial statements.